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Getting UK Documents Legalised for Saudi Arabic

Before applying for Saudi Arabic work visa , one or more documents which was/were originated in the United Kingdom should firstly be certified by an UK Notary Public, then must be legalised by the Legalisation Office (LO) of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and further be authenticated by the Saudi Arabic Embassy in the UK.  Regarding the reason of the final process through Saudi Arabic Embassy, Saudi Arabic is not member of Hague Convention; therefore a stamped official certificate is not accepted in Saudi Arabic. As a result, legalised documents for use in Saudi Arabic should be gone through the final part - approved by Saudi Arabic Embassy in the UK.

What are UK documents for legalisation for Saudi Arabic?

Personal documents: Degree or Master Certificate, PHDs or Diploma Qualifications or other Academic Reports, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) or Disclosure Scotland etc.

Business documents: Certificate of Incorporation, Power of Attorney, Tax Returns, Partnership Agreement, VAT Certificate, Company Registers, or Certificate of Name Change etc.

If I live in oversea, can my documents be legalised by Saudi Arabic Embassy in the UK?

Yes certainly. There is no jurisdiction for documents to be legalised in the UK whether you live in oversea like Qatar, USA, Canada, Malaysia etc as long as this is an UK document. The postal service or courier service is accepted.

Three main steps for your consideration:


Step 1) Notarisation: A personal or business document should be certified by an UK notary public firstly.


Step 2) Apostilled by FCDO: The Legalisation office of British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) must legalise the signature, stamp or seal of a British public official such as a solicitor, a notary public, a registrar and an official of chamber of commerce.


Step 3) Saudi Arabic Legalisation: The Saudi Arabic Embassy will verify the signature and seal of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Once being verified, the Saudi Arabic Embassy will officially apply the authenticated seal to your document(s), which will be ready for use in Saudi Arabic

*Notarisation, Apostille and Legalisation (FULL SERVICE) combined as a set of package charged in the following:


One document (Regular Service): £178 plus courier fee

Two documents (Regular Service): £288 plus courier fee

Three documents (Regular Service): £398 plus courier fee

*The above total fee includes the two delivery postages (to FCDO/from FCDO) but it excludes the delivery fee to your home/business address.

*Notarisation: Prestigious UK Notary Public registered at the FCDO - Processed in the UK centre

*An apostille certificate: Processed in FCDO located in Milton Keynes

* Saudi Arabic Legalisation: Processed in Saudi Arabic Embassy 

i2visa UK is specialised in assisting you to securely obtain legalised document(s) from Saudi Arabic Embassy (step 3) from our notary public service (step 1) and a stamped official certificate (an apostilled certificate) service (step 2). The following required documents are compulsory:

  1. The Original and Photocopy of UK Document(s) that will need to be authenticated
  2. Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport Information Page
  3. i2visa Order Form (Please click here)

Important Notice: Please let us know in advance or make a note with the other enclosed documents if you like to get your original degree certificate as your special request instead of the photocopied documents to be legalised by Saudi Arabic Embassy. It is a standard that our notary public will certify your ORIGINAL documents by default unless you have notification for us.

Please mail all the above required documents to the following address:

i2visa UK
Forth House
28 Rutland Square

*If you are applying for these at the express service, please simply add £58 (one document), £108 (two documents) and £158 (three documents) based on the whole cost of regular service. If you have more documents to be legalised as a package, please contact us about the particular fee schedule directly. 

If you have further queries, please don't hesitate to contact us directly at operation@i2visa.co.uk.

When calculating the amount of time required processing your document(s) please add one more working day for the postal delivery.